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Today’s Three Seconds: Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS)
Your car’s ABS helps you stop shorter and maintain steering control while braking, especially on slippery surfaces. The key to proper ABS success is driver education.
In an emergency, or ‘panic stop,’ you should press your brake pedal once, holding it firmly. Never pump the brakes — Anti-lock brakes can sense when your wheels are locked and electronically pump your brakes 10 times faster than you — This is what causes the vibration in your brake pedal and the ratcheting noise when the ABS is engaged. Whenever you feel the brake pedal pulsing, press even harder.